Coveris invests €850k to switch to a carbon free source of energy

By Jenny Eagle

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the Coveris Egypt plant. photo: Coveris
the Coveris Egypt plant. photo: Coveris

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Coveris has announced it is investing €850k to switch to a carbon free source of energy at its facility in Egypt, as part of its corporate sustainability ambition.

The company’s plants across Europe and Middle East are working continuously to reduce their environmental footprint and with this latest announcement its plant in Egypt will switch its electricity supply from diesel to hydropower eliminating CO2 emissions by more than 90% in 2020. 


Coveris has decided not to make any pledges or promises on sustainability but to show that we are truly committed to this subject with real actions​,” said Jakob Mosser, CEO, Coveris.  

I am proud we have made this significant investment which reduces the CO2 footprint for electricity at Coveris Egypt close to zero.”​ 

Marking a major sustainable change in its business operations, Coveris’ Egypt facility will switch from diesel to hydroelectricity using the kinetic energy of the falling water of the local dams which is converted into electricity by public generators.  


The news means the plant will reduce the emissions of CO2 from 804 tons per year to almost zero.  

Speaking about the effect Coronavirus has had on production Barbara Sternig, director of marketing & communications, Coveris, said the plant is up and running with all precautions in place to keep colleagues on-site protected and safe. 

"Despite the curveballs this virus is throwing at us as a society, we can be proud that our products are significant in meeting the substantial needs of all people, protecting food, home, and personal care," ​said Sternig. 

Coveris based in Vienna, Austria, is a European packaging company that manufactures flexible packaging that protects all types of food. It has 26 sites in the EMEA region with 4,200 employees. 

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